Talk Shows

August 28, 2012 by  
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Top 12 Steps to Ideal Talk Shows

There are more than 1,500 talk show stations around theUnited States. Each station has approximately ten talk show hosts, each with their own format and area of interest. You can determine their focus by listening on the Internet to the show.

Each show has a producer who you’ll get to talk with. They will actually be doing a preliminary interview of you as you’re talking about an interview. They’ll want to know you are spontaneous and can handle pressure under fire. That is the main reason you can not allow anyone else to arrange your radio interviews. The producers must talk with you personally.

There are many ways of telling whether or not a radio station is going to be a good fit for you and your book. Here are 12 guidelines for you to rely on.

1.   Wherever you live you’ll find the majority of local radio stations are banded together into a single network for cost-effectiveness. The good news for you is once you’ve been on one of the radio programs; they can refer you to many others;

2.   Identify the controlling network. There are stations which are dominant and you’ll want to know which ones they are to work with the right ones;

3.   Visit the corporate website containing links to all subsidiaries. Get to know which one is the main station that controls the other stations;

4.   Pick out those stations with a 50 to 500 mile range. This can be determined by the wattage of a station. A 10,000 watt station has 10% of the reach of a 100,000 watt station. But you’ll need to build up to the level of the larger stations. Start small, gain your confidence and experience and in no time you’ll be ready for the big time;

5.   Visit each of the stations websites. You’ll want to know the station format and it is a good fit for your book concept. The talk show host builds an audience based on their typical topic. A political show will not have a following for the Law of Attraction. Be sure you know what the typical conversations consist of and be prepared to be somewhat adaptable;

6.   Scan the daily programming schedules. The stations will list what each of the shows will be focused on. They will list the future show titles;

7.   Highlight those programs that might identify with the topic of your book. Look to see which shows might be in alignment of your topic;

8.   Note the host’s name. You’ll want to make sure you mention the talk show host by name at least every five minutes or so;

9.   Call the producer with a well-practiced request for a live interview. State your case for being interviewed. Prepare your questions and provide them with your hook to gain the interest of their listening audience;

10. Follow up your booking gig with a confirmation email. It’s important to make sure you stay in communication with the producer before and after your interview;

11. Double check the week before your interview to make sure the producer has your questions handy and is broadcasting your hook;

12. You know your topic inside out; speak with assurance and you’ll get your interview; maybe not straightaway but, if you sell yourself and your project professionally, you’ll be logged into and up-and-coming slot in the station scheduling.

It makes sense to have your bio, picture, questions, and your hook listed on your website on a media tab. The more you can do to make the talk show host look prepared, the better. Make it easy for the producer and the talk show host to find the details of your interview!

Always give the talk show host the leeway to be in control. Even though it is your interview, it is their show. Don’t use industry jargon; make it easy for the audience to follow along with your concepts.

Be sure to post every interview on your site with a picture of the talk show host and the audio of the program. Once you have a few program examples on your site it will make it easier for other producers to book you for future interviews.

Rank First on Google

August 24, 2012 by  
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How to Rank First on Google

By eHow Contributor




***Choose Your Keyword Phrase to Rank First in Google***

First, you need to choose a phrase that you want to target. For this article we will use the phrase “frying soybeans” just for fun. So for your purpose, we will imagine that you want to rank first on Google when users type in “frying soybeans”.


***Put the Keyword Phrase in Your URL***

Second, you will choose a URL with the keyword phrase in it. The easiest way is to have a domain name with the keyword phrase. For example, if you have, you will likely appear first or at least second. But if your domain is something else, you still need to put the keyword phrase in the URL. For example Putting your keyword phrase in the URL is very helpful.


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***Put Your Keyword Phrase in the Title of the Page***

Next, you make the title of the webpage “frying soybeans”. The title is what appears at the very top of your web browser. By adding “frying soybeans” to the title, you will boost your page’s ranking.


***Put Your Keyword Phrase at the Top of Your Page in Large Text***

Next, within the page itself, it is good if you have “frying soybeans” appear in large text before the page itself. Basically, “frying soybeans” should appear very early in the page in large text.


***Sprinkle Your Keyword Phrase Throughout the Page***

The term “frying soybeans” should appear several times throughout the page. This will help you rank first in Google.


***Create Backlinks with Your Keyword Phrase***

Finally, you need to create backlinks with the phrase “frying soybeans”. Backlinks are just links to your page. You can put them on other pages in your site, which will help you rank first in Google. You can also place them on other websites, pointing back to your page.


***That’s All Folks***

Now you know how to rank first in Google. Good luck!
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